Life activities among the elderly: Results of “Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities (Questionnaire A), 2006″
Associate professor, Yokkaichi Nursing and Medical Care University
Former chief researcher, Japan Aging Research Center)
The results of “Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities (Questionnaire A), 2006″ were announced on July 9th, 2007. This paper will compare these data with previous survey data. In particular, this paper will discuss the changing life activities among the elderly and characteristics of the activities which have been stable over the years.
It should be noted that the survey in 2006 divides people aged 70 and over into 2 groups: aged 70-74 and 75+, where as the survey in 2001 only has 1 category for this age group (i.e., aged 70 and over). When comparing the data between 2001 and 2006, the author compiled the 2006 data of those aged 70 and over into 1 group.